My Temperature Afghan – 2017!

My Temperature Afghan:  2017!

Afghan with months

I finished my temperature afghan right on schedule! Here’s a link to my first post on this subject: My 2017 Temperature Afghan-January , but I’ll repeat some of the information in this post.

I started on January 1st of 2017 with 108 stitches and a size K crochet hook. Each day I crocheted one row of single crochet using a color determined by the high temperature for the day as recorded at RDU airport. The colors I used were as follows:

Over 109° F                 White
100° – 109°F               Red
90° – 99°F                   Orange
80° – 89°F                    Yellow
70° – 79°F                   Light Green
60° – 69°F                   Aqua
50° – 59°F                    Dark Blue
40° – 49°F                   Purple
Below 40°F                 Black

I also used a row of Brown between months.  In the photograph, it’s hard to distinguish the brown rows from the orange but in “real life” it is clear.

I never used white, as it never gets over 110 degrees here (thankfully). I should have had an extra color at the bottom, as we had some days where the high was below 30 degrees.

The final afghan is about 7.3 feet by 4.5 feet. I posted this photo on my facebook feed and one of my friends commented that afghan shows we DO have four seasons here in North Carolina, even if it doesn’t always feel that way.

For 2018 I decided to make a “temperature scarf” instead. I changed the color for 30° – 39°F to dark purple and used black for below 30°F. We didn’t have any days where the high was below 20°F last year, and I’m expecting the same for this year. I’m also using a seed stitch to make it more interesting. We’ll see if I can keep it up for another year!



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